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Sponsors: Senator Setzler
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Introduced in the Senate on April 29, 2008
Introduced in the House on May 29, 2008
Adopted by the General Assembly on June 3, 2008
Summary: Alzheimer's Task Force
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/29/2008 Senate Introduced SJ-5 4/29/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-5 5/28/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs SJ-10 5/28/2008 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-10 5/28/2008 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-10 5/29/2008 House Introduced HJ-3 5/29/2008 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-3 5/29/2008 House Recalled from Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-21 5/30/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 6/3/2008 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ-162
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May 29, 2008
S. Printed 5/29/08--H. [SEC 5/30/08 3:26 PM]
Read the first time May 29, 2008.
TO REQUEST THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON AGING TO CONVENE A PURPLE RIBBON ALZHEIMER'S TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE CURRENT AND FUTURE IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER'S IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ASSESS THE RESOURCES FOR AND NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND RELATED DISORDERS SO AS TO DEVELOP A STATE STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THIS HEALTH ISSUE.
Whereas, Alzheimer's disease is a slow, progressive disorder of the brain that results in loss of memory and other cognitive function and, eventually, results in death; and
Whereas, with one in eight people over age sixty-five and almost one in every two people over eighty-five having Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, the number of South Carolinians with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (with or without diagnosis) is expected to increase nineteen percent from 67,000 in 2000 to 80,000 in 2010; and
Whereas, an in-depth study of Alzheimer's and the needs and resources required to address this issue has not been conducted in this State in over fourteen years, and, consequently, it is incumbent upon the State to assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease in South Carolina and the programs and services needed to ensure an integrated, comprehensive, coordinated, and up-to-date strategy to address the needs of this growing segment of the population. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, requests the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging to convene a Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force to assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease in South Carolina, to examine the existing services and resources addressing the needs of persons with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers, and to develop a comprehensive strategy to provide a state response to this public health crisis.
Be it further resolved that the Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force is composed of 20 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to include:
(1) one member of the South Carolina Senate;
(2) one member of the South Carolina House of Representatives;
(3) one person with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder;
(4) one caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease;
(5) one member representing the State at-large;
(6) one member from the nursing facility industry;
(7) one member from the assisted living industry;
(8) one member from the adult day services industry;
(9) one member from the medical care provider community;
(10) one member from the nursing community;
(11) one member who specializes in Alzheimer's disease research;
(12) one member representing the Alzheimer's Disease Registry;
(13) one member representing the Alzheimer's Association;
(14) the director of the SC Department of Mental Health or his designee;
(15) the director of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs or his designee;
(16) the director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control or his designee;
(17) the director of the Department of Health and Human Services or his designee;
(18) the director of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging;
(19) one member representing the law enforcement community;
(20) one member representing labor and workforce development.
The director of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging shall serve as chairman of the task force. Members of the task force shall service without compensation. The Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force shall be so named for the color of Alzheimer's disease awareness.
Be it further resolved that the Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force include in its assessment and recommendations an examination of:
(1) the Alzheimer's population needs, including, but not limited to, state policy and the role of the State in meeting these needs;
(2) existing services, resources, and capacity, for serving persons with Alzheimer's and related disorders;
(3) changes needed to state policies and resources, including, but not limited to, providing coordinated services and support to persons and families living with Alzheimer's and related disorders and strategies to address any identified gaps in services.
Be it further resolved that the Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force is requested to develop a report and date-specific recommendations for responding to the task force findings, which the Office of Aging shall provide to the General Assembly and Governor no later than March 1, 2009, at which time the Office on Aging shall disband the task force.
Be if further resolved that the Office on Aging is requested to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force and to keep the General Assembly apprised of the progress of these matters.
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